Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Civic Type R

Posted on 14. Jun, 2017 by in Honda Canada

The new 2017 Civic Type R shares a unibody structure with a Civic Hatchback as partial of a 10th era Civic lineup, including a endless use of high-strength steel and Honda’s next-generation ACE™ physique structure and pile-up cadence front frame, that enables aloft crash-worthiness. Other advantages to this firm though lightweight structure embody low altogether noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH), and unusual enterprising capabilities. The additional use of constructional glue adds acerbity for a Type R’s opening pushing mission, while a finish physique sealing measures and flush-mounted acoustic windshield potion minister to a Type R’s track-ready nonetheless street-civilized pushing character.

Exterior Styling
Slightly longer and wider than a Hatchback, a Type R extraneous has countless functional, stylistic and aerodynamic upgrades, including high-performance 20-inch wheels and tires. Up front, a black grille, and singular red and chrome Honda and Type R badges conclude a Civic’s evil “wing” fascia, while LED headlights, LED haze lights, assertive atmosphere inlets and a splitter with red corner trim serve heed a Type R during a glance. An atmosphere scoop, inset with a aluminum hood, helps cold a engine compartment.

Among a aerodynamic aids are roof-mounted spiral generators and a hatch-mounted wing. Along a physique sides is flush-mounted potion with black trim, while underneath a automobile are strategically located strakes and panels that serve urge aero performance. Wide front and behind fenders cover a track-ready 20-inch wheels and tires.

At a behind of a Civic Type R are a Civic’s evil LED “light pipe” taillights, a flush-mounted behind window, behind spiral generators, wing and diffuser, a 3-outlet core exhaust, an additional red and chrome Honda badge, and an disdainful Type R badge. The Type R is as organic as it is aggressive, since a vast tailgate is sized to concede easy loading of sports equipment, luggage and even massive cargo.

Key Body and Exterior Features

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure with pile-up cadence front support design
  • 61-percent high strength steel physique structure (21-percent ultra-high strength steel)
  • Unibody constructional glue
  • Class-leading aerodynamic opening
  • LED daytime regulating lights (DRL)
  • LED haze lights
  • LED headlights
  • LED spin signals
  • Aluminum Hood
  • Class-leading brazen prominence
  • Acoustic-glass, flush mounted windshield
  • Variable few windshield wipers
  • Advanced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) countermeasures
  • Sound-absorbing undercovers
  • Black side window trim
  • Capless fueling element
  • Roofline spiral generators
  • Rear wing
  • LED taillights
  • LED stop lights
  • Center-mounted 3-outlet empty
  • Rear diffuser

Exterior Dimensions
The 2017 Civic Type R shares a 106.3-in wheelbase with a Civic Hatchback for easy accession and egress, extended second-row seating roominess, and bucket storage capability. The singular aerodynamic front and behind fascias give a Type R 1.5-inches larger altogether length compared to a Hatchback (179.4 in vs. 177.9 in, respectively), contributing to a Type R’s assertive appearance.

The Civic Type R is 3.1-inches wider than a Civic Hatchback (73.9 in vs. 70.8 in), a approach outcome of a wider performance-oriented front and behind lane (2.1 in wider in front, 1.2 in wider in back), a wider 20-inch wheels and tires, and a concomitant wider fenders. As found on a other 2017 Civic models, prosaic under-covers and endless aerodynamic detailing assistance to minimize drag and maximize fuel potency on a
Type R.

2017 Civic Hatchback LX vs. 2017 Civic Type R Key Body Specifications

(See a Specifications and Features request for all data.)

High-Strength Steel
Multiple steel grades are used in a Civic Type R’s physique construction to assistance grasp glorious altogether automobile dynamics, optimize reserve performance, and revoke noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). Materials operation from 5 opposite grades of steel, including reward hot-stamp steel and ultra-high-strength steel used in a unibody, to aluminum for a front fender lamp and disdainful hood. All were selected to grasp a best multiple of strength, rigidity, enterprising opening and light weight. In total, 60 percent of a Civic Type R’s physique structure is stoical of high-strength steel. And additional 15 pounds is saved by a use of a aluminum hood and lightweight insulation, compared to a Civic Hatchback.

Body Materials

Aluminum Hood
Saving 11.7 pounds compared to a Civic Hatchback’s steel hood, a Type R’s aluminum hood directly contributes to a vehicles low mass, revoke core of sobriety and optimized front/rear weight distribution. The outcome is a better-balanced vehicle, aloft doing dynamics and aloft spin of exclusivity.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)
As an constituent partial of a Civic Type R structure, Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up peace in frontal collisions. ACE utilizes a network of connected constructional elements to discharge pile-up appetite some-more uniformly around a front of a vehicle, so shortening a army eliminated to a newcomer compartment. ACE channels frontal pile-up appetite to both tip and revoke constructional elements, including a building support rails, side sills and A-pillars.

Crash Stroke
The ACE™ structure used on a Civic Type R facilities a pile-up cadence technology, grown by Honda engineers in a company’s modernized reserve investigate laboratory in Raymond. Ohio. With a pile-up cadence structure, in a frontal collision a revoke territory of a front automobile support hinges to approach a engine down and rearward, assisting approach pile-up appetite into a vehicle’s building while also minimizing cabin intrusion. This essential square of reserve engineering effectively adds 80 mm (3.2 in) of additional energy-absorbing “crash stroke” to a front of a vehicle.

Besides assisting a Civic Type R aim for a tip ratings in a severe sovereign pile-up tests, a pile-up cadence structure enabled designers to rise a physique pattern to underline a brief front overhang and brief hood-line for a singular and sparkling appearance, glorious external prominence and softened handling.

Body Rigidity
The advantages of a Civic Type R’s unibody acerbity are numerous, including a ability to change a cessation for class-leading steering and doing characteristics. The firm physique structure also helps say a gratifying float knowledge for a passengers, with rebate NVH felt over a far-reaching operation of pushing conditions. Some pivotal advancements in physique structure embody a following (see a Safety Driver Assistance territory for some-more information):

Under a Hood

  • A revoke stiffener, located behind a engine on a front bulkhead, improves float comfort.

In a Unibody

  • Certain tie areas — where a A-pillars accommodate a building sills, and a B-pillars accommodate both a building sills and roof rails – have been reinforced to urge doing performance. This has also contributed to reduced idle quivering and booming.
  • Large physique panels are done regulating mechanism aided engineering (CAE) to revoke booming.
  • Gussets positioned inside a behind entertain areas of a unibody revoke highway noise.
  • An middle behind constructional ring stiffens a unibody for softened handling.
  • Short-pitch welding places mark welds 20 mm (0.8 in) detached in vicious areas of a unibody, compared to 40 mm to 45 mm (1.6 in to 1.8 in) normal spacing, augmenting acerbity and durability.
  • Structural glue is practical in pivotal highlight areas (see below).

Underneath a Vehicle

  • The building row is done of 590-MPa high-strength steel to yield a lighter nonetheless stronger altogether structure.
  • Floor cross-members positioned underneath a motorist and front passenger’s seating area urge float comfort.
  • A parallel cross-member and check structure, located between a behind wheels, improves handling.
  • A cross-car brace, located during a front of a vehicle, improves handling.

Structural Adhesive
To assistance a Type R accommodate a assertive opening goals, in serve to a welding that forms a Hatchback unibody, a Type R unibody additionally uses scarcely 42.7 feet of constructional glue during pivotal highlight areas. Applied during a join areas of pivotal unibody panels usually before welding, a glue stiffens a unibody by 12-percent in parallel rigidity, enabling some-more assertive cessation tuning while maintaining cessation correctness and facing a penetration of noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). Specific areas of focus for a glue embody a corners of all 4 doorway openings and a behind induce opening, as good as inside a behind circle houses.

Working in aerodynamic harmony, a opposite facilities of a Type R bodywork emanate a ideal change of low fellow of drag, that helps it by a atmosphere efficiently—with aerodynamic downforce—which increases road-holding and fortitude during aloft speeds. Specially done components during a front of a Type R beam airflow by a radiator and into a turbocharged engine’s cold-air intake, while channeling a remaining airflow over, around and underneath a vehicle. These embody organic “air curtains” during a outdoor edges of a physique and a molded under-panel positioned directly underneath a assertive front splitter, that uniformly starts a rearward upsurge of atmosphere underneath a vehicle. Additionally, an aluminum under-tray is positioned underneath a engine and delivery and facilities a cooling channel that allows ambient airflow to a hydraulic engine mount. Dual side under-panels serve well-spoken airflow between a front and behind wheels, while parallel strakes located in front of a tires assistance inhibit airflow around them. Narrow A-pillars and flush-mounted potion also serve a Civic Type R’s fit thoroughfare by a air.

Finished in CO texture, stylish side splitters serve raise airflow along a physique sides, flaring adult brazen of a behind wheels to assistance atmosphere pierce good over a openings. At a tip of a induce doorway are 4 spiral generators that, along with relating side buttresses, assistance approach airflow over a behind wing. The wing is entirely organic and plays a poignant purpose in a Type R achieving a low fellow of lift. Finished in CO texture, it is designed to work with both a front splitter and a revoke diffuser, that helps atmosphere apart clean from a behind of a car.

Class-leading Forward Visibility
The slight A-pillar territory on a Civic Type R helps yield a class-leading 84.3 degrees of brazen prominence (the angle done by sketch lines from a driver’s eye indicate to a outboard edges of a A pillars). Safety opening is confirmed by a pillars’ shape, a accurate pattern of bucket pathways during a frontal collision or rollover, and a use of 1500 MPa hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel for a A-pillars.

Power Side Mirrors
The Civic Type R’s body-colored energy side mirrors are aerodynamically optimized to revoke breeze sound and minimize turbulence. The side mirrors can be manually folded for larger preference in parsimonious parking situations.

Engine Compartment Isolation
Measures to besiege sound and feverishness emanating from within a engine cell embody dedicated front, side and behind hood seals (including a special sign around a aluminum hood’s cooling intake), strategically placed feverishness baffles, a hood insulator panel, an engine under-cover, and dedicated insulation within a instrument panel. Inside a vehicle, a one-piece molded insulated runner ship adds serve to feverishness siege and sound reduction.

Acoustic Windshield
Laminated acoustic potion is used for a Civic Type R’s windshield to assistance revoke sound entering a cabin. Tuned privately to draw wind-noise frequencies, a windshield potion uses an outdoor covering of 2.0 mm reserve glass, a 0.7 mm thick core covering of acoustic polyvinyl butyl (PVB), and a 1.8 mm safety-glass middle covering for a sum density of 4.5 mm. This helps a Civic Type R place during a tip of a category in wind-noise performance. The windshield also incorporates UV light-absorbing technology. In addition, a Civic Type R has 4.0 mm gradual front doorway potion and 3.5 mm gradual behind doorway glass.

Sound-absorbing Undercovers
Underneath a Civic Type R, along both sides of a newcomer cabin, are molded cosmetic absorptive undercovers that assistance lessen highway and breeze noise. A special perplex image located underneath a core of a building vessel serve attenuates breeze and highway noise.

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Countermeasures
Extensive noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) countermeasures in a Civic Type R embody strategically placed physique sealants, coupling seals and other measures to revoke quivering and a delivery of noise.

Key NVH countermeasures include:

  • In-pillar acoustic separators sign a vale A-, B- and C-pillars to revoke a delivery of sound from a building area into a newcomer cabin.
  • Triple doorway sealing utilizes 360-degree molded doorway seals to revoke breeze sound and urge isolation.
  • Door opening seals during a behind doorway edges join triple-sealed doorway openings and revoke door-edge seals in gripping breeze sound from entering a cabin.
  • Eight air-leak rebate moldings and clips during pivotal locations where a side windows slip into a side doors assistance revoke a probability of heard atmosphere leaks occurring in these locations.
  • Along with middle bracing, acoustic hole seals fill open areas inside a doorway structures, significantly shortening a volume of breeze and highway sound and quivering that can strech a cabin.
  • Thinsulate™ sound proofing element is used to revoke sound delivery by a roof and a physique A- pillars.

Auto On/Off Headlights
Like all 10th era Civic models, a new Type R facilities auto-on/off headlights for larger convenience. The Type R’s LED headlights are described below.

LED Lighting
The Civic Type R incorporates a far-reaching operation of light-emitting diode (LED) extraneous lighting features, including customary LED low- and high-beam headlights. Arranged in a low, neat and compress in-line display, a LED high-beams yield a longer and wider operation of prominence during night driving. The Type R additionally includes LED haze lights. Like other 2017 Civic models, a new Type R also includes LED daytime regulating lights (DRL), LED one-touch spin signals, and LED taillights, stop lights, license-plate light and core high-mounted stop light. 

The LED lighting has several advantages beside softened visibility. The LEDs are both mercury giveaway and lead free, benefiting a environment. They need rebate energy to work than normal illuminated lighting, that helps fuel efficiency. The flexibility of a LED arrays also contributes to a Civic Hatchback’s sporty design. And finally, LED lights have a longer life and are upkeep free.

Windshield Wipers
The Civic Type R has non-static few windshield wipers.

Smart Wipers
Laws in some states need drivers to spin on a headlights when a wipers are doing in a rain. As in all other 10th era Civic models, a new Civic Type R helps a motorist approve with these laws by automatically educational a headlights when a wipers are activated in stormy conditions (with headlight switch in Auto).

Details include:

  • A light sensor detects a ambient liughtness and determines when to spin a headlights on or off, while also augmenting a enlightenment of a wiper switch and orchestration for good visibility.
  • If sleet is intermittent, a lights stay on for a fixed interlude before automatically branch off again.
  • Operation is shown around an indicator on a instrument panel.
  • The attraction can be tranquil by a environment in a MID.

The Civic Type R’s primer tailgate facilities twin gas-charged hydraulic struts that palliate opening and pull-down hoop located on a left and right sides. The tailgate can be unbarred by dire a transparent symbol on a keyless fob twice (first for driver’s doorway only, second for all other doors and a tailgate), or a dedicated tailgate symbol on a fob once. It can also be non-stop regulating a symbol inside a driver’s door. The behind orifice of a Type R physique is specifically reinforced to strengthen a tailgate opening, that is a largest opening on a automobile body. The increasing acerbity during this vicious plcae improves float and handling, as good as interior quietness. The tailgate automatically thatch whenever a automobile is locked.

Cargo Area
The Civic Type R’s vast bucket area is a pivotal to a car’s day-to-day versatility. A bucket ability of 25.7 cubic feet with seats adult is a largest in class. For even some-more bucket space, a split-folding 60/40 behind seatbacks can be simply folded down to open adult a saturated 46.2 cu. ft. of bucket area. An innovative, retractable bucket cover, common with a Civic Hatchback, eliminates a penetration of a plain bucket cover when a behind seats are folded down. (See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

Body Exterior Features

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure with pile-up cadence design
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Acoustically hermetic unibody
  • Unibody constructional glue during pivotal points
  • Triple doorway sealing
  • Underbody aerodynamic tailoring
  • One-touch spin indicators
  • Security System with Remote Entry and Trunk Release
  • LED daytime regulating lights (DRL)
  • LED headlights with automobile on/off
  • LED haze lights
  • LED spin signals
  • LED taillights
  • Variable few windshield wipers
  • Body-colored energy side mirrors
  • Body-colored doorway handles
  • Capless fueling system 

(See a Specifications Features request for all features.) 

Exterior Colors
The new 2017 Civic Type R is accessible in 5 extraneous colors including dual plain colors, one pearl color, and dual lead colors. In gripping with a Type R’s tellurian opening heritage, all 5 tone choices are confidant and energetic, complementing a aerodynamic body’s assertive lines. Significantly, Honda has also brought behind a racing birthright color—Championship White. All 5 extraneous colors incorporate an softened urethane transparent cloak for a some-more discriminating coming and heightened visible appeal.

Selected to element a Type R’s extraneous lines as good as a black and red interior with aluminum and CO hardness accents, a finish lineup of extraneous and relating interior colors includes:

Championship White

Rallye Red

Polished Metal Metallic

Aegean Blue Metallic


Crystal Black Pearl


(See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

*Based on SAE J1100 bucket volume dimensions customary and volume between front and behind seats with front seats changed forward.

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